Original German WWI Artillery Luger Wood Stock with Attaching Iron and Leather Cup - Lange Pistole 08
Original Item: This is an original WWI Production wood stock for the Luger Lange Pistole 08, usually referred to as the "Artillery Luger." This P08 variation was equipped with a 200 mm (7.9 in) barrel, an 8-position tangent rear sight (calibrated to 800 meters (870 yd)) and a board-type shoulder stock with an attached leather holster. In the event of close combat, the pistol was intended to be used as a carbine with the shoulder stock attached to a lug mounted on the heel of the pistol frame. When set for long range use the rear sight element visibly moves to the left to compensate for spin drift. While initially intended for use by German artillery units who could not be encumbered by the long and heavy K.98 rifle, the LP 08 was also used by Aviation units (prior to equipping aircraft with machine guns) as well as the Infantry, primarily on the Western front during World War I.
This wooden stock originally would have had a holster with it, along with various straps and attachments that were screwed into the stock. Most of these are missing, but the leather end cup is present and the stock itself is still in excellent condition. The wood color and finish is very good, and the original attaching iron is still present, and fully functional.
The metal finish is quite nice, and it still has the original serial number markings: 5481 / A. This would have matched the gun that the stock was fitted to originally.
This is an excellent opportunity to get an original stock for an Artillery Luger that has lost its original one.
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